Try this delicious Veg Manchurian Recipe

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30th Sep 2023

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4


For the Veg Manchurian Balls:

  • 1 cup finely chopped cabbage
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green beans
  • 3-4 green onions, snipped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Oil for deep frying

For the Manchurian Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red chili, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1 small onion, cut into julienne
  • 1 capsicum, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Manchurian sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with water to make a slurry
  • Freshly chopped coriander for garnish


In a large mixing bowl, combine the finely chopped cabbage, carrot cubes, green beans, green onions, finely chopped garlic, and ginger.

Season the mixture with salt and add cumin seeds.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cornstarch over the vegetables and mix everything together until well combined. This will help bind the mixture.

Form the mixture into small, equal-sized round balls.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the vegetable balls and deep fry them until they turn crisp and golden brown. Remove and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

In a separate pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add cumin seeds, finely chopped ginger, garlic, and red chili. Sauté for a minute until aromatic.

Add the julienned onion and finely chopped capsicum to the pan. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the vegetables become slightly tender.

Pour in the Manchurian sauce and tomato ketchup. Season with salt according to your taste. Mix everything well.

Add a cup of water to the pan and stir to combine. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer.

Gradually add the cornstarch slurry to the pan while continuously stirring. This will thicken the sauce and give it a glossy appearance.

Once the sauce thickens to your desired consistency, add the fried vegetable balls to the pan and gently coat them with the sauce.

Finish the dish by garnishing with freshly chopped coriander.

Serve the Vegetable Manchurian hot with steamed rice or noodles.

Enjoy this delicious and flavorful Veg Manchurian with the help of your Kohe Knife Set!